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Lodgers’ Tax for the Arts: Target Impact Support Program

Grants to Santa Fe, New Mexico Nonprofits
to Promote Local Public Arts Events and Conferences

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City of Santa Fe - Arts Commission

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Deadline Date:

06/12/18 5:00 PM MST


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Grants of $5,000, $7,500 and $10,000 to Santa Fe, New Mexico nonprofits for public arts presentations in Northern Santa Fe County. Funding may be used to support indoor or outdoor community productions such as art markets, exhibitions, festivals, fairs, workshops, and conferences. All public presentations must be open and accessible to the general public.

Organizations who receive contracts for funding shall provide the following services to the City:

- Advertise, publicize and promote Santa Fe as an arts center through presentation and production of the project described in the application.
- Promote and advertise nonprofit attractions and nonprofit performing arts in Santa Fe through the presentation and production of the project.
- Market and promote the project through media coverage and placements.
- Promote and market the City by utilizing the City’s Arts Commission’s logo and credit line on all printed promotional material related to the project.
- Encourage the cultural development of Santa Fe by maintaining high standards of artistic excellence as demonstrated by an ongoing series of performances, exhibitions and/or services.
- Demonstrate administrative competency through planning, quality programming and realistic budgeting.
- Provide a final report to the City providing statistical and demographic information about audience attendance and the results of the project.
- Provide a report to the City of the results of the advertising project.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 173061

Estimated Size of Grant:

Organizations may request $5,000, $7,500 or $10,000 inclusive of GRT.

Term of Contract:

All projects must take place between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicant organizations must:

- With rare exception, only Santa Fe-based organizations are eligible.
- Only organizations with a mission that includes the arts may apply.
- Projects must take place in the northern portion of Santa Fe county (i.e. Madrid/ Galisteo to northern boundary of county)
- Organizations must be a federally recognized nonprofit with an IRS 501(c)3 status; a public agency (as defined in NMSA Section 11-1-1 or any county, state or education institution specified in Article 12, Section 11of the NM Constitution.); or apply through a fiscal agent (See “Using a Fiscal Agent” below).
- Organizations must have a State of New Mexico Incorporation Certificate as a domestic or foreign nonprofit corporation and be in good standing with the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (NMPRC).
- Organizations must have a current City of Santa Fe business registration number.
- City of Santa Fe-operated programs are not eligible.

Using a Fiscal Agent: An organization that does not have its nonprofit status and/or NMPRC Certificate may apply through a fiscal agent, provided the fiscal agent meets all the eligibility requirements. The fiscal agent must be Santa Fe-based and have a mission that includes the arts.

Funding is not provides for general operating funds or to support ancillary, non-arts-based programs.

The Arts Commission cannot fund certain projects and project elements. These include:

- Projects outside the northern portion of Santa Fe County (i.e. Madrid/Galisteo to northern boundary of county).
- Demonstration and master classes
- Scholarships and fellowships
- Closed subscription series
- Projects which are part of a post-secondary academic degree program
- Awards (ribbons, trophies, prizes, etc.)
- Deficits and debt reduction (including finance charges, loan fees, etc.)
- Meals, catering, lodging or transportation
- Capital expenses (including the purchase of equipment or real property, labor or materials costs for renovations, remodeling or new construction, etc.)
- Tuition assistance for college, university or other post-secondary formal coursework
- Fundraising (events, personnel, merchandise, invitations, etc.)

Pre-proposal Conference:

There will be a Technical Assistance Workshop on May 16, 2018 at 9:00AM in the Nambe Room of the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. All prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to attend.

Pre-Application Information:

Arts Commission staff is available throughout the application period to answer questions regarding the application and review process. Please direct your inquiries to Jackie Camborde, Arts Services Coordinator.


1. Issuance of RFQ May 9, 2018
2. Technical Assistance Workshop May 16, 2018
3. Receipt of applications June 12, 2018, 5 PM MST via
4. Arts Commission award recommendations July 10, 2018
5. Recommendations of awards to the City Manager, July 15, 2018
6. Effective date of awards July 2018
7. Completion of Contract June 30, 2019

The City of Santa Fe does not pay for services until they are rendered. Partial payments may be requested during the contract period based on percentage of services that have been rendered.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online application:

Project Manager:
Jackie Camborde
(505) 955-6707

City of Santa Fe
200 Lincoln Avenue
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-0909

Funding or Pin Number:

# 18/41/RFQ

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: New Mexico: Santa Fe